We are having a picnic coming up in September, that is a great way for you to meet some falconers. Most live in St. Louis, I met one a few years ago who lived in Columbia...I've not spoken to her in about two years though. The new website is: www.missourifalconersassociation.com go to that and contact the president. You are about three hours away from me, but the season is just ended for us all here. Next season will be here before you know it. Have you taken the test yet? If so thats a great start...if not study for that and while you do that look for a sponsor.
There are a couple around Columbia but most live either in the St Louis or KCMO areas. Your about as centered as you can be there. I believe one of the winter meets will be held around Columbia this year. Kurt